June 2019

In This Issue:

Message from the Executive Directors

APUEA is highlighting cities across the Asia Pacific to take advantage of increased public awareness on the environment, including climate change, and learn more about how to develop sustainable and resilient cities during the low-carbon movement. We see an increasing number of requests for supporting events, with a focus on sustainable energy, and will share our insights from the Asia Pacific markets. This year, we are hosting or supporting one event per month, on average, promoting sustainable energy in cities across the Asia Pacific. 

In the second quarter of 2019, the APUEA secretariat expanded further to better serve our members and, ultimately, the cities in the APUEA focus markets: China, Southeast Asia, and India. In China, Ms. Xiawen Fan has been engaged as Marketing Manager and in India Mr. Ankit Kamra has been appointed India Representative. Now, APUEA has a local presence in Bangkok, Beijing, and New Delhi, which enable us to further intensify communication and activities with cities and other relevant stakeholders in our focus markets and across Asia Pacific.

APUEA will co-host a Deep Dive Workshop on Integrated solutions for liveable cities in Asia Pacific: Multi-Energy Systems and Sustainable Buildings on June 19th during the Asia Clean Energy Forum. The Deep Dive Workshop is co-hosted with Asian Development Bank (ADB), United Nations Environment, and the District Energy in Cities initiative (UN DES). Prior the Deep Dive Workshop, APUEA will host its Annual General Meeting, where all APUEA members are invited. A summary of the previous year's activities will be presented, and the plan for the year to come will be revealed.

Please take note of the 2019 APUEA Events Calendar. We hope to see you at one or more of these important gatherings!

Mikael Jakobsson, Executive Director, Asia Pacific Urban Energy Association

Recent APUEA Activities

APUEA has aimed to increase the activities in 2019 to promote sustainable urban energy. Our geographical focus for 2019 is China, India, and Southeast Asia. So far, we have attended events in New Delhi, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. For more information about upcoming activities, check out the event calendar below.

From March 12 to March 16, APUEA participated as a supporting partner during India Smart Utility Week hosted by the India Smart Grid Forum in New Delhi. The conference attracted more than 1,800 energy professionals from around the world, who could choose from among 377 presentations/speeches given by 288 experts from 41 countries. The event offered an excellent platform for utility leaders, regulators, government officials, and technology providers to network and share experiences with their peers from around the globe. This was APUEA's first activity in India and the starting point for future activities in the country. The conference provided us with important insights into the energy market in India as well as contacts for future activities.


China is one of our focus areas, and we continue to have a strong presence in the country. On March 27, APUEA's Executive Director, Mikael Jakobsson, presented the topic "Unlocking the Potential of District Energy" at the Future Energy & Tech Investment Forum in Shanghai. The presentation discussed the importance of integrating district energy as a natural component of Multi-Energy Systems (MES) while addressing the growing energy demands in cities across the Asia Pacific region. The forum attracted more than 150 energy experts to learn more about future technology and innovation in the energy industry.  

On May 9, APUEA's Head of Operations, Peter Lundberg, was invited by the Green Council in Hong Kong to speak at the seminar on "Energy for Our Future Generations." The presentation was titled "Multi-Energy Systems for Sustainable Cities in the Asia Pacific" and focused on the importance of district energy systems in sustainable cities. The event attracted more than 100 energy professionals and provided many valuable insights about the energy system in Hong Kong as well as pointing out the challenges faced by the city in becoming more sustainable. 

Membership Section - Introducing Lux Research

Each edition of the APUEA Newsletter highlights one of our members. In this issue, it is our pleasure to introduce Lux Research.

Lux Research is a leading provider of tech-enabled research and advisory solutions, helping clients drive growth through technology innovation. A pioneer in the research industry, Lux uniquely combines technical expertise and business insights with a proprietary intelligence platform using advanced analytics and data science to surface true leading indicators. With quality data derived from primary research, fact-based analysis, and opinions that challenge traditional thinking, Lux clients are empowered to make more informed decisions today to ensure future success.

Analysis you trust. Opinions you rely on. Make better decisions faster. For more information, visit www.luxreserachinc.com, connect on LinkedIn, or follow @LuxResearch.

Highlighted Events

ASEAN Sustainable Energy Week (ASE), 5-8 June 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand
APUEA is a supporting partner to the ASEAN Sustainable Energy Week (ASE) in Bangkok, June 5-8 2019. The ASE 2019 is a co-located with four unique events: Renewable Energy Asia, Energy Efficiency Expo, Entech Pollutec Asia, and Electric Vehicle Asia. For thirty years, ASEAN SUSTAINABLE ENERGY WEEK 2019 has served as a regional business platform and meeting point for entrepreneurs and policy-makers from 45 countries. The 2019 event will again feature international conferences and the latest innovative energy sources and technologies along with cutting-edge equipment in renewable energy, energy efficiency, environmental protection and electric vehicles including:
 •    Technologies from over 1,200 top brands and 35 countries
 •    Major National Pavilions from 9 countries including China, Germany, Japan, India,
       Korea, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, and USA
 •    Leading solar brands e.g. Canadian Solar, JinkoSolar, Lock Solar, LONGi Solar,
       REC Solar, etc.
 •    Thailand's only specialized electric vehicle technology event
Read more about the event here: http://www.asew-expo.com/

Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) & APUEA 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM), 17-21 June 2019 in Manila, the Philippines
The Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) will take place at the Asian Development Bank Headquarters in Manila from 17-21 June. This year, APUEA is hosting its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in conjunction with the event in Manila. APUEA also plans to co-host a Deep Dive Workshop on District Energy in collaboration with UN Environment. This will be an excellent opportunity to gain insight into the concept of district energy and its challenges and opportunities in the region, as well as to meet and network with top professionals in the energy sector. More information will follow soon.
Read more about the event here: http://www.asiacleanenergyforum.org/

Asian Utility Week 2019, 3-4 September 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
APUEA is a supporting partner to the 19th edition of Asian Utility Week, which will be hosted by Clarion Events in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 3 to 4 September 2019. This year, the event is co-located with three other world-class events: PowergenAsia, DistributechAsia, and Solarvision. This means thousands more visitors and business development opportunities as one ticket will give visitors access to all three shows.

Some facts:
-  11,000+ Visitors from across Asia. 
-  350 Exhibitors and 22,000 sqm of exhibition hall space.
-  3 Days of networking and business development.
-  World class future facing conference and learning opportunities.
-  The whole power and energy chain represented.
-  Asia's largest power and energy event.

APUEA is offering its Members and Partners special prices on exhibition space in the Energy Efficiency Pavilion. Read more about this offer here: http://apuea.org/index.php/featured-news-details/945-exhibit-at-asian-utility-week-2019

APUEA Events Calendar 2019

June 5 - 8, ASEAN Sustainable Energy Week, Bangkok, Thailand
APUEA Activity: Supporting Organization.

June 6, Lux Executive Briefing, Bangkok, Thailand
APUEA Activity: Hosting Organization. 

June 17 - 21, Asia Clean Energy Forum & APUEA2019 AGM, Manila, Philippines
APUEA Activity: Hosting Organization.

June 24 - 27, IDEA2019 Annual Conference and Trade Show, Pittsburgh, USA
APUEA Activity: Supporting Organization.

September 3 - 4, Asian Utility Week 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
APUEA Activity: Hosting Organization.

September TBD, District Energy and Distributed Energy Conference, Nanjing, P.R. China
APUEA Activity: Hosting Organization.

October TBD, Asia Pacific Cooling Summit, Bangalore, India
APUEA Activity: Hosting Organization.

October 29 - November 1, Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW), Singapore
APUEA Activity: Supporting Organization.

December TBD, District Cooling Conference, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, P.R. China
APUEA Activity: Hosting Organization.

About the Asia Pacific Urban Energy Association (APUEA)

The APUEA is an initiative of the International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC), a not-for-profit organization that has been promoting sustainable energy and environmental solutions in developing and emerging economies–including in the rapidly developing urban sector–for more than three decades. The APUEA platform promotes public and private sector collaboration to develop sustainable urban energy systems that support livable cities across the Asia Pacific region. The Association's online portal serves as an information hub to support city policymakers, program managers, and other stakeholders in the design, development, and implementation of sustainable urban energy systems. Through this portal, APUEA events, and continuous outreach to its members, the Association shares international and regional best practices for planning and implementing sustainable urban energy systems–including policies and regulations, business models, and technologies for implementing district heating and cooling, smart grids, energy efficiency improvements, and renewable energy systems. 
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